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They saw Scott get out of the car, then get back in, Putney said. They saw he had a handgun, approached the car and ordered him to drop the weapon.



Despite the commands, he got out of the car with the gun as officers continued to tell him to drop the weapon, Putney said.

Within seconds Scott was shot. Authorities said Scott posed an imminent threat of danger.

Police do not yet know definitively if Scott had raised his weapon, Putney said. But he said that a person’s gestures, aggressive behavior and other factors can also be interpreted as “imminent threats” under North Carolina law




A public records search shows that Scott was convicted in April 2004 of a misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon charge in Mecklenburg County. Other charges stemming from that date were dismissed: felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and misdemeanors assault on a child under 12, assault on a female and communicating threats.

In April 2015 in Gaston County Court, Scott was found guilty of driving while intoxicated.

In 1992, Scott was charged in Charleston County, S.C., with ​several different crimes on different dates, including carrying ​a concealed weapon​ (not a gun), simple assault and contributing to ​the delinquency of a minor. ​He pleaded guilty to ​all charges.

Scott also was charged with aggravated assault in 1992​ and assault with intent to kill in 1995. Both charges were reduced, but the disposition of the case​s​ is unclear.

According to Bexar County, Texas, records, Scott was sentenced in March 2005 to 15 months in a state jail for evading arrest. In July of that year, records show, he was sentenced to seven years in prison on a conviction of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman said Scott completed his sentence and was released from prison in 2011.
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First of all, I live in Charlotte, NC. This has been by far the most fearsome thing I have ever beheld since living in North Carolina. Its quite surreal, because amidst everything that has been going on in the deep south with all of the shootings in other states, I wouldn't have ever expected the negative response from the locals since this event occurred. I can tell you forthright that the CMPD (Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department) has some of the kindest officers around. They are tolerant, helpful and have been a foundation that has kept the streets of Charlotte safe and one of the reasons why we have not been in headlines despite the size of our city. Last night, all of the highways going into and surrounding Charlotte were closed all night into the early morning in efforts to try and keep people safe, and yet there were selfish, detestable people who in the name of "protesting" were looting vehicles, stealing goods from semi trucks and then setting them aflame, slashing tires and hurting people and even officers. This is not protesting, this is selfishness and taking advantage of a situation. This officer was protecting his life, giving a man whom he wasn't even there to give a warrant to a simple order to go back to his car and yet, somehow, this man saw fit to go to his car and pull a gun. Despite multiple witnesses and police statements this is somehow become racial injustice. The NAACP now plans to visit Charlotte today which will only make things worse in the case of racial discrimination. However, clearly this isn't racial discrimination nor injustice. This is a continued out lash against the men and women who risk their lives daily to protect law abiding citizens around the globe. This was a black police officer shooting a black man who had a gun in his hand with the intent to pull the trigger. What should the police officer do, just stand around and wait for the man to draw his weapon and he himself get shot for being a defender of the law? We have allowed a cycle of hatred to be formed because of criminals who are out seeking justice for injustice through the crimes that they themselves commit. This man deserved to be shot. Albeit, my heart goes out to his family. And while I know that many will disagree with my opinion on the matter, what right does it serve to "wait and see" if this man was going to fire his weapon on the police officer who was doing his job? Our world is growing sicker by the minute, we as adults are harboring latent hate and animosity from decades before our time. We didn't know what slavery was like, we didn't own slaves, most of us on this site weren't even alive to experience segregation. Dr. Martin Luther King stood up to racial injustice, the battle of his era. He paved the way for people of all races to be considered equal, and we have only tarnished the hard work, blood, sweat and tears that he fought for to bring a divided country together. We need to stand up and to start changing the world that we live in, to help cultivate the young minds that watch our every movement by showing them how to care for their neighbor, live with integrity when no one else is watching and to be honorable.
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Ok how you don't get shot in usa?
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Everything u said was 100% right beauryinthebreak !!!! Sadly ppl in this world are becoming more and more selfish and about themselves ....
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DarkBlade19 wrote:

Ok how you don't get shot in usa?


Simple. Change your vacation plans. Go to Afghanistan instead. It's safer there, anyway.
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Hrafna wrote:


DarkBlade19 wrote:

Ok how you don't get shot in usa?


Simple. Change your vacation plans. Go to Afghanistan instead. It's safer there, anyway.


I don't vist U.S anytime soon maybe I go vist my swedish friends in stockholm.
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animeMii20 wrote: [why do black people make everything about race]


Yeah, why do all those black people make everything about race? Those black people, I tell ya, they won't stop making everything about race. Those black people should be more like us, who don't care about race at all.
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"Hey, let's go loot--I mean protest!"
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1st thing i thought of:


Me too.
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It can't be about race because the cop who did shooting was black. So was the protester who shot the other protester in the back of his head last night.
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It can't be about race because the cop who did shooting was black. So was the protester who shot the other protester in the back of his head last night.


they are now saying cops are covering that up and it was a cop lol
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redokami wrote:


Xxanthar wrote:

It can't be about race because the cop who did shooting was black. So was the protester who shot the other protester in the back of his head last night.


they are now saying cops are covering that up and it was a cop lol


If they read it on the social media, it must be true.
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RedExodus wrote:

1st thing i thought of:
Who was Charlotte in that anime?

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